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Rosebud’s new aquatic centre will be called Yawa – the Bunurong/Boon Wurrung word for ‘swim’ or ‘to swim’ – after Mornington Peninsula Shire Council last night selected the name from a shortlist of five options. The decision follows extensive community consultation including a community vote last month that attracted more than 5000 submissions, and all five shortlisted names were endorsed by the region’s traditional owners.

“Yawa is a simple and unique name which represents the purpose of the facility,” the council said in a statement. “Yawa is implicitly local and draws on a language which reflects over 40,000 years of history. Yawa Aquatic Centre creates an opportunity to tell the story of our past and start a conversation about Indigenous language and culture for our future. This official name will create a connection with the Peninsula community through place and environment with an approachable, welcoming and positive feel.”
Mayor Sam Hearn said the naming process for the centre had seen a huge involvement from the community, with a “significant number” of Indigenous names suggested.

Cr Frank Martin said: “For so many community members this facility will mean exciting new job opportunities, something that is increasingly important, and being able to proudly share the meaning behind the name of their place of employment is another positive part of this wonderful story.”
For a time-lapse video of Yawa Aquatic Centre’s construction, click here.

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